Doroshow v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-2836 - U.S. Third Circuit
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Doroshow v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-2836

In a dispute involving long term disability benefits, district court judgment is affirmed where defendant was not arbitrary and capricious in its decision to deny long term disability benefits to plaintiff under an employee welfare benefit plan, as plaintiff sought advice for his Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis during the lookback period and was thus ineligible for the benefits under the pre-existing condition plan exclusion.    

Read Doroshow v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-2836

Appellate Information
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Argued February 3, 2009
Filed July 30, 2009

Judges
Before: RENDELL, JORDAN and ROTH, Circuit Judges
Opinion by ROTH, Circuit Judge.

Counsel
For Appellant: Scott I. Fegley, Yardley, PA.
For Appellee: Brian P. Downey, Pepper Hamilton, LLP, Harrisburg, PA.